Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?


Photo

X-Men: Apocalypse - 2016 Movie Discussion


509 replies to this topic

#501 Cheetimus Primal

Cheetimus Primal
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sacramento
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 07 June 2016 - 06:03 PM

Yeah, we live in this world of information and take it for granted at times.
Nerd Privilege.

#502 bigbot69

bigbot69

    Back and slightly less angry...kinda

  • Citizen
  • 1430 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Derby, UK
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 07 June 2016 - 06:51 PM

Nerd Privilege.

 

 

That's replacing thug life as my current favourite meme


It's a Newcomic (apparently)

#503 Caldwin

Caldwin

    Acid For Blood

  • Supporter
  • 26077 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:You don't wanna know
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:26 PM

Casual violence? In an action movie? No hugging way!


PSN = Caldwin

Switch = SW-7457-8143-2029

Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.

Before you do anything you can't undo...National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

#504 jignat

jignat
  • Citizen
  • 592 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:53 PM

Cheets must be happy with the No.1 on this list.

 

http://time.com/4577...?xid=emailshare


There is no end to the adventures we can have,if only we seek them with our eyes open. -Jawaharlal Nehru

#505 Steevy Maximus

Steevy Maximus

    Snarky Siegie

  • Citizen
  • 4974 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Altus, OK
  • Faction::Unicron's Spawn

Posted 08 December 2016 - 10:21 PM

Having finally seen the movie...it's not the worst I've seen this year (hell, this week for that matter).  bigbot's post on the prior page sums up most of the issues, though I feel there are a lot of really good SEGMENTS in this film, and they do have a fantastic cast all around (even if many are wasted), but the film really never gels into a coherent whole.  Definitely feels like the success of Deadpool, The Wolverine, and Days of Future Past have gone to Fox's head (again) and I'm seeing a lot of the same issues that came to plague the franchise around X3 and Origins:Wolverine.  Largely, trying to fulfill too many demands and not focusing on making a good FILM.  At least Apocalypse gives some decent fan service.

 

But that Time list is garbage.  There are many films WAY worse than most of what they published there.  Hell, I'd even be willing to argue X-Men Apocalypse itself was better than Batman v Superman (not like that is saying much).  Biggest FLOPS of the year? Sure, but just saying "they're bad" just seems like click baiting and cowing to what "the cool kids" are saying right now.



#506 Egon1982

Egon1982
  • Citizen
  • 344 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:19 PM

Meh, this one is one of the weakest films i've seen all year.

 

Give me Deadpool anytime



#507 Have a Pickle

Have a Pickle

    Have a Pickle

  • Supporter
  • 4596 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Meatus
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:20 AM

I really wish the deleted scenes were still in the movie. They really added a lot to some of the characters, especially with the scene in the mall. Jean wasn't a robot for all of five minutes. It was interesting enough that I would have watched a movie based solely on that group. 



#508 Msol

Msol

    Grade killer.

  • Supporter
  • 3783 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Vancouver

Posted 31 January 2017 - 11:50 PM

Finally saw the movie (hey, in-flight for free? Why not!) and was pleasantly surprised. Was expecting much worse.



#509 mx-01 archon

mx-01 archon

    Hello, world

  • Supporter
  • 19427 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 31 January 2017 - 11:58 PM

It wasn't a horrible movie.  It was just sorta... there.  Didn't do anything special with its premise, never really felt threatening or "apocalyptic".  It was just "another superhero" movie, and one with its fare shake of shaky logic if you think too hard about it to boot.

 

The only thing the movie had going for it, IMO, was the subplot with Magneto's family.  But that doesn't really go anywhere in any satisfactory sort of manner, and the end result is him floating around doing nothing for a good portion of the climax.



#510 Rust

Rust

    Slightly Off

  • Supporter
  • 48114 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nebraska
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:55 AM

I liked the fact the movie ended with homages to their 90s era costumes.

 

A pity that, much like the ending of First Class which gave us "Straight from the Comics" Magneto, the costumes will be abandoned for black leather again as of the next outing.





Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users